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With the Coronavirus impacting on travel worldwide and guidelines advising social distancing, the tourism and hospitality industry is facing possibly its biggest challenge ever. Social reponsibility, finite financial resources and no confirmed timeframe for 'business to return to normal' means that businesses are being forced to close their doors day and daily.

In this challenging environment all are turning to the Government for support and advice. Council are seeking to keep you abreast with all government information as are Tourism NI. Professional business advice maybe be available via Council's Alchemy partners, to find out more please contact Louise 07864 691405 or Joanne 07864 691406 between 8am-8pm. All enquiries will be treated confidentially.

Please keep in touch with the Trade Engagement team and we will try to signpost or assist where we can.

Tourism NI are also actively monitoring the overall impact across Northern Ireland and we would encourage you to complete their online form. See Impact Monitoring. The aim of the form is to capture information on issues or cancellations that you are facing and the current round of monitoring will close on Friday 20 March 2020 at 5pm.